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House of the Dragon release schedule: when is episode 8 airing on HBO and Sky?

House of the Dragon
(Image credit: HBO)

House of the Dragon is closing in on the end of its season. With spoilers filling up social media timelines seemingly the second new episodes drop, now is prime time to avoid spoilers and get acquainted with the House of the Dragon episode 8 release plans.

Below, we have all the information on what time to expect the next House of the Dragon in both the UK and the US, along with how many episodes will be in this season, and much more. Here's what you need to know, including a sneak peek at Sunday's episode with the House of the Dragon episode 8 trailer.

When is the House of the Dragon episode 8 release date on HBO and Sky?

House of the Dragon episode 8 will air on HBO on October 9 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. You’ll need a cable subscription to the channel to be able to watch it. After it airs on live TV, it will be available to stream on HBO Max. 

The good news is that fans in the UK will be able to watch it at the same time. It will be simultaneously airing on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday, October 10. Episode 8 will also be released on NOW TV from 2am on Monday as well if you’re planning on watching online. It'll also be available to watch on October 10 on Sky Atlantic at 9pm for those who prefer a more traditional sit-down hour of television on a Monday evening.

How many episodes of House of the Dragon are there?

Milly Alcock and Paddy Considine in House of the Dragon

(Image credit: HBO)

In total, House of the Dragon season 1 has 10 episodes. These are airing weekly across Sky and HBO, leading up to the finale on October 23. We don’t have all of the details on the new episodes yet, but we’ve listed when they’ll be available below. Make sure to bookmark this page too, as we’ll be updating the air times and titles as we get them through the run.

  • Episode 1 – ‘The Heirs of the Dragon’ – out now!
  • Episode 2 – ‘The Rogue Prince’ – out now!
  • Episode 3 – ‘Second of His Name’ – out now!
  • Episode 4 – 'King of the Narrow Sea' – out now!
  • Episode 5 – 'We Light the Way' – out now!
  • Episode 6 – 'The Princess and the Queen' – out now!
  • Episode 7 – 'Driftmark' – out now!
  • Episode 8 – October 9 (US) / October 10 (UK)
  • Episode 9 – October 16 (US) / October 17 (UK)
  • Episode 10 – October 23 (US) / October 24

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